Gaylord Nelson Papers, 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

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Title: Gaylord Nelson Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1954-2006 (bulk 1963-1980)

  • Nelson, Gaylord, 1916-2005
Call Number: Mss 1020; Micro 2098; Audio 1173A; PH 3764; AC 034; AC 407; AC 429-AC 434; AC 439-AC 450; AC 458-AC 459; AD 336; CB 019-CB 027; CB 032-CB 035; CB 037-CB 043; DD 629-DD 630; DD 632-DD 641; DD 644-DD 647; DE 834-DE 835; FF 074; VBA 463; VBA 953; VBB 186; VFA 006-VFA 008; VHA 592-VHA 602; VHA 904-VHA 905

Quantity: 491.6 cubic feet (464 records center cartons, 22 archives boxes, 7 flat boxes, 19 card boxes, 16 oversize folders), 30 reels of microfilm (35 mm), 29 reels of microfilm (16 mm), 141 tape recordings, 2 disc recordings, 62 film reels, 19 videorecordings, and 1989 photographs, 128 transparencies and 775 negatives in 9 boxes

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Papers, mainly 1963-1980, of former Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, founder of Earth Day and Counselor of the Wilderness Society. His papers primarily document his Senatorial career and his post-Senatorial activities including his initial election to Congress and his subsequent re-election campaigns, legislative achievements and activities, his relationships with other politicians and residents of his home state, the administration of his office and staff, his personal and official finances, his activities and interests in the environment after 1981, as the Counselor of the Wilderness Society, and the 20th and 25th anniversaries of Earth Day.


The moving images (films and videorecordings) in this collection are also cataloged individually.


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Language: English

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